Bursaries (Full-time undergraduates)

Types of NTU-administered bursaries

  • Higher Education Bursary (previously called the MOE Bursary)
  • Higher Education Community Bursary (previously called the CDC/CCC Bursary)
  • Donated Bursary offered by private individuals and organisations
  • NTU Bursary

 

Who is eligible?

  • All the above bursaries are open to Singaporean students pursuing full-time undergraduate degree course. Singapore PR and international students may be considered for bursaries offered by private individuals and organizations. The number of bursaries available to Singapore PR and International students is limited.
  • SPR/International students paying non-subsidised tuition fees are not eligible to apply. NIE trainee teachers who are either drawing salary/stipend from MOE or paying non-subsidised tuition fees are not eligible to apply.
  • Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI) of less than or equal to $2,250 per month or Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI) of less than or equal to $9,000.
  • Students may concurrently hold:
      • Higher Education Community Bursary and NTU Bursary
      • Higher Education/Higher Education Community/Donated/NTU Bursary with Mendaki Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (MTTFS) 
      • Higher Education/Higher Education Community/Donated/NTU Bursary with awards meant to support overseas programmes    
  • Students may not concurrently hold:
      • Higher Education Bursary and Higher Education Community Bursary
      • Donated Bursary and NTU Bursary
      • Any of our bursaries and an external bursary/scholarship/award except with the approval of the university
  • Submit just one bursary application online and we will automatically assess your eligibility for all the bursaries administered by NTU.
  • You may be offered any one or more of the NTU-administered bursaries. A bursary may be awarded depending on your financial situation and criteria set down by the University / Donor. 
  • Bursary is tenable for one academic year. A fresh application is required each academic year.
  •  

    PCI  =

    Gross income of family members in household 

    Total number of family members in household 

              Gross income refers to amount before deduction of CPF. It includes allowances, overtime, commissions etc.

     

     

    Quantum (AY2020-21)

For all programmes except Medicine

    Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI)

     

     

     

     

     

    OR

    Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI)

    ​Bursary

    $690

    $2,750

    Higher Education Community Bursary $6,200

    $​691 to $1,000

    $2,751 to $4,000

    Higher Education Community Bursary $5,000

    $1,001 to $1,725

    $4,001 to $6,900

    Higher Education Bursary $3,200

    ​$1,726 to $2,250

    $6,901 to $9,000

    Higher Education Bursary $1,350

- Bursary is tenable for one academic year. A fresh application is required each academic year. 


For Medicine undergraduates

Gross Monthly Household Per Capita Income (PCI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 OR

Gross Monthly Household Income (GHI)

​Bursary

For Mendaki TTFS Recipients

​For other Medicine Students

$690

$2,750

Higher Education Community Bursary $6,200

​Higher Education Community Bursary up to $24,700#

$​691 to $1,000

$2,751 to $4,000

Higher Education Community Bursary $5,000

​Higher Education Community Bursary up to $20,700#

$1,001 to $1,725

$4,001 to $6,900

Higher Education Bursary $3,200

​Higher Education Bursary up to $16,700#

​$1,726 to $2,000

$6,901 to $8,000

​Higher Education Bursary up to $10,700#
​$2,001 to $2,250​$8,001 to $9,000​NA

- Bursary is tenable for one academic year. A fresh application is required each academic year. 

# based on fee cohort


    Disbursement of Funds

  • For general undergraduate programme students who are using a combination of loans &/or subsidies to settle their MOE subsidised tuition fees, the disbursement sequence is as follows:
      • Mendaki Tertiary Tuition fee Subsidy where applicable
      • PSEA funds where applicable
      • CPF funds under the CPF Education Loan Scheme where applicable
      • Tuition Fee Loan where applicable
      • Study Loan where applicable
      • Bursary where applicable
      • GIRO deduction from students' own account/other account (for those with a GIRO arrangement with NTU to pay their semestral tuition & compulsory miscellaneous fees)

       

    • For Medicine students who are using a combination of loans &/or subsidies to settle their MOE subsidised tuition fees, the disbursement sequence is as follows:
        • Mendaki Tertiary Tuition fee Subsidy where applicable
        • Government Bursary where applicable
        • PSEA funds where applicable
        • CPF funds under the CPF Education Loan Scheme where applicable
        • Tuition Fee Loan where applicable
        • Study Loan where applicable
        • Bursary where applicable
        • GIRO deduction from students' own account/other account (for those with a GIRO arrangement with NTU to pay their semestral tuition & compulsory miscellaneous fees)

         

      • Bursary funds will be released to you on a semester basis with half of the award value released in semester 1 and the remaining half released in semester 2 on condition that your student status is "Active" in the respective semesters (i.e. taking courses in NTU, on selected overseas programmes, not on Leave of Absence, have not graduated or have not withdrawn from NTU).
      • Bursary funds may be used to offset your tuition / compulsory miscellaneous fees that are still outstanding at the point of the bursary disbursement.

       

      Repayment 

        • Not required.

        

      How to apply

        Existing students

        and

        New students who accepted a place in NTU prior to AY2021 and starting the school term in May 2021

        • Apply online through StudentLink during the application period. Only one bursary application is required to be submitted for each Academic Year. By putting in an application through StudentLink, we will automatically assess your eligibility for all the bursaries administered by NTU. You may therefore be offered any one or more of the NTU-administered bursaries.
            • For NTU students, please login to StudentLink for application.
            • For NIE students, please login to NIE StudentLink for application.
        • Email supporting documents to FinAid@ntu.edu.sg within 7 calendar days upon your online application.
          Please indicate the financial assistance scheme you are applying for, your name and matric (i.e. Subject Title: Application for Bursary AY2021 - Name, Matric).
        • Outcome of your bursary application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account. Successful applicants are required to accept the offer online before funds are released.
        New students who accepted a place in NTU prior to AY2021 and starting the school term in August 2021              

        and

        International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma students applying for a programme in NTU in Year 2021 to start the school term in August 2021

        • In June, you will receive an email from Office of Admissions which contains a link for you to obtain your matriculation number. After you have obtained your matriculation number, the Bursary application link can be found in the 'Online Acceptance Form' under the section 'Financial Assistance Scheme'.
        • Email supporting documents to FinAid@ntu.edu.sg within 7 calendar days upon your online application.
          Please indicate the financial assistance scheme you are applying for, your name and matric (i.e. Subject Title: Application for Bursary AY2021 - Name, Matric).
        • Outcome of your Bursary application will be informed via your NTU Student Email Account. Successful applicants are required to accept the offer online.

        Singapore-Cambridge 'A' Level / Polytechnic Diploma students applying for a programme in NTU in Year 2021 to start the school term in August 2021

          • After you have submitted your admission application online, apply for a bursary during the bursary application period via the "Apply for Study Loan/Bursary" button found in your "Admission Application Status Menu".
            • Emailthe required supporting documents (Income and ID documents) to FinAid@ntu.edu.sg within 2 weeks after you have accepted your admission offer.
              Please indicate the financial assistance scheme you are applying for, your name and matric (i.e. Subject Title: Application for Bursary AY2021 - Name, Matric).
            • Outcome of your Financial Assistance application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account within 6 weeks after the receipt of all the required documents and after you have obtained your matriculation number.
            • Successful applicants are to accept the offer online. 
            • Click here to view your application status.

          Students with international qualifications who are applying for a programme in NTU in Year 2021 to start the school term in August 2021

          • After you have obtained your matriculation number, the Bursary application link can be found in the 'Online Acceptance Form' under the section 'Financial Assistance Scheme'.
          • Email supporting documents to FinAid@ntu.edu.sg within 7 calendar days upon your online application.
            Please indicate the financial assistance scheme you are applying for, your name and matric (i.e. Subject Title: Application for Bursary AY2021 - Name, Matric).
          • Actual outcome of your Bursary application will be informed to you via your NTU Student Email Account upon the receipt of all the required documents. Successful applicants are to accept the offer online.

           

          Application period

           

          Application period for AY2020-2021:
          Application has closed.
          If you require financial assistance, you may email to finaid@ntu.edu.sg stating the reason(s) for your late application. We will consider your application on a case-by-case basis.

           

          Application period for AY2021-2022:
          Existing students

          Application Period

          Application Outcome
          Existing students

          Apply via Studentlink:

          15 January 2021 to 15 March 2021 (for all nationalities)

          ​By mid August 2021

          Only if you have not submitted an application in January-March 2021

          1 June 2021 to 15 August 2021 (for Singapore Citizens only)

          By end-September 2021

                                                      

           

          Application period for AY2021-2022:
          2021 Freshmen
          Application Period​​Application Outcome

          Students who accepted a place in NTU prior to AY2021 and starting the new school term in May 2021

          Apply via Studentlink:

          1 April 2021 to 15 April 2021

          ​By mid August 2021

          ​Students who accepted a place in NTU prior to AY2021 and starting new school term in August 2021

           

          After you have obtained your matriculation number, apply via the link in the section "Financial Assistance Scheme" found in your Admission "Online Acceptance Form":

          1 June 2021 to 30 June 2021 (for all nationalities)

          1 July 2021 to 15 August 2021 (for Singapore Citizens only)

          ​By end-September 2021

          ​Singapore-Cambridge 'A' Level / Polytechnic Diploma students applying for a programme in NTU in Year 2021 to start the school term in August 2021

          Using your admission application number, apply via the "Apply for Study Loan/Bursary" button found in your "Admission Application Status Menu":

          1 February 2021 to 10 April 2021 (for all nationalities

          ​​By mid August 2021

          Only if you have not submitted a bursary application in February 2021-April 2021

          After you have obtained your matriculation number, apply via the link in the section "Financial Assistance Scheme" found in your Admission "Online Acceptance Form":

          1 June 2021 to 30 June 2021 (for all nationalities)

          1 July 2021 to 15 August 2021 (for Singapore Citizens only)

          ​By end-September 2021

          International Baccalaureate / NUS High School Diploma who accepted a place in NTU in Year 2021 to start the school August 2021

           

          After you have obtained your matriculation number, apply via the link in the section "Financial Assistance Scheme" found in your Admission "Online Acceptance Form":

          1 June 2021 to 30 June 2021 (for all nationalities)

          1 July 2021 to 15 August 2021 (for Singapore Citizens only)

          ​​By end-September 2021

          Students with International qualification who accepted a place in NTU in Year 2021 to start the school term in August 2021

          After you have obtained your matriculation number, apply via the link in the section "Financial Assistance Scheme" found in your Admission "Online Acceptance Form":

          Apply within 2 weeks after you have accepted your admission offer OR by 30 June 2021 (whichever is earlier) (for all nationalities)

          ​​​By mid August 2021

           

           

           

           

          1 July 2021 to 15 August 2021 (for Singapore Citizens only)

          ​By end-September 2021

          New students starting the school term after AY2021

          Apply in the actual year of admission

           

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